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Writing Matters A Handbook for Writing and Research

ISBN-10: 0077840283
ISBN-13: 9780077840280
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Description: Writing Matters unites research, reasoning, documentation, grammar, and style intoa cohesive whole, helping students see the conventions of writing as a network ofresponsibilities writers have…-to other writers. Writing Matters emphasizes the  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/10/2013
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 672
Size: 7.70" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Writing Matters unites research, reasoning, documentation, grammar, and style intoa cohesive whole, helping students see the conventions of writing as a network ofresponsibilities writers have…-to other writers. Writing Matters emphasizes the responsibility writers share,whether collaborating online in peer review or conducting research with digital andprint sources, to treat information fairly and accurately and to craft writing that isunique and original—their own!-to the audience. Writing Matters emphasizes the need to use conventions appropriateto the readership, to write clearly, and to provide readers with the information andinterpretation they need to make sense of a topic.-to the topic. Writing Matters encourages writers to explore a topic thoroughly andcreatively, to assess sources carefully, and to provide reliable information at a depththat does the topic justice.-to themselves. Writing Matters encourages writers to take their writing seriously andto approach writing tasks as an opportunity to learn about a topic and to expand theirscope as writers. Students are more likely to write well when they think of themselvesas writers rather than as error-makers.WRITING MATTERS eBookThe CONNECT COMPOSITION PLUS 2.0 eBook provides Writing Matterscontent in a digital format that is accessible from within Connect and Blackboard. Insupport of the engaged learning experience, students can link directly to activities andassignments within CONNECT from the eBook. Students can have all the resourcesfrom Writing Matters right on their desktops!Personal Learning Plan (PLP)Through an intuitive, adaptive diagnostic that assesses proficiencies in five core areasof grammar and mechanics, students generate a personalized learning plan tailored toaddress their needs within the timeframe students determine what they want to study. thepersonalized program includes contextualized grammar and writing lessons, videos,animations, and interactive exercises and provides immediate feedback on students’work and progress. Based on metacognitive learning theories, the PERSONALLEARNING PLAN continually adapts with each interaction, while built-in timemanagement tools keep students on track to ensure they achieve their course goals.The Personal Learning Plan is designed to improve student writing, allow classroominstruction to focus on criticalwriting processes, and supportthe goals of writing programsand individual instructors withreports that present data relatedto progress, achievement, andstudents who may be at risk.

Rebecca Moore Howard is the coeditor of the Boyton/Cook title Pluralizing Plagiarism (2008). She is Associate Professor of writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University, where she teaches courses in composition pedagogy, authorship theory, writing program administration, composition history, and stylistics. She is the author of Standing in the Shadow of Giants: Plagiarists, Authors, Collaborators.

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